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John Winwood & Co of Bristol Iron Foundry, Cheese Lane, St. Philips, Bristol.

1788 Advertisement: 'IRON FOUNDERY, BRISTOL. The Iron Foundery Business carried on for many years past in this city, under the firm of John Jones and Co. in consequence of the late decease of the said John Jones, is now carried on in all its branches by JOHN WINWOOD, the surviving partner who most respectfully solicits a continuance of the favours of the friends of the late partnership, and also those of the public in general.' [1]

1791 Hornblower and Winwood's new invented steam engine set to work at Croft Mine, Illogan 'and is superior to anything before' [2]

1792 Advertisement: 'BRISTOL - WANTED, to go to Jamaica, a Single Young Man, who is capable of working a STEAM ENGINE, and of keeping it in repair. Such a one will meet with good encouragement, by having a good salary, besides meat, drink, washing, and lodging, found him by his employer.— —For further particulars apply to JOHN WINWOOD, at the Iron-Foundery in Cheese-lane.'[3]

1810 John Winwood died on 26 September 1810 at the age of 77 [4]

1823 Partnership between John Winwood, Henry Quintyne Winwood, and William Bond, as steam engine manufacturers, dissolved on 31 March by mutual consent [5]

1826 Iron founders at Cheese Lane, St Philips, Bristol [6]

1826 Made engines for the vessel 'Wye'. Believed to have been the first locally-made marine engines [7]. The same source notes that the Bristol Iron Foundry in Cheese Lane was said in advertisements to have been founded in 1764, and further that marine engines continued to be built when the firm became Winwood, Bush and Beddoes in 1836; Bush and Beddoe in 1838; T. and E. Bush in 1846; Bush and De Soyres in 1869

1830 John Winwood & Co listed as Iron Founders at Milk Street and Iron Boiler Maker, Iron Manufacturers & Engineers, Steam Engine Manufacturers at Cheese Lane, St Philips [8]

1833: 'TO ROAD-MAKERS AND OTHERS. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, A Large IRON ROLLER, as good as new, 5 feet in diameter, and 5½ feet in width. The Cylinder is in three parts, the weight three tons and seven hundred. It is so easy of draught, that on level ground three able horses can work it; made at a cost of Messrs. Wenwood, of Bristol, [assumed to be Winwood] under the superintendance of a celebrated and scientific Road Surveyor, on a plan entirely new.
The Cylinder is so constructed as to admit of additional weight.
For price and particulars apply, (if by letter post-paid) to Mr. THOMAS SYMES, solicitor, Bridgewater; or to Mr. GRANGER, of the same place, General Surveyor of the Bridgewater Turnpike Roads. Dated 20th August, 1833.'[9]

1834 Henry Quintyne Winwood, John Bond, John Bond the Younger and Thomas Albert Beddoe leave the partnership. John Winwood continues alone as ironfounders and engineers in Cheese Lane, Bristol. [10]

1838 John Winwood leaves the partnership. Now continues as Thomas Bush and Thomas Albert Beddoe as ironfounders and engineers in Cheese lane, Bristol. [11]

1840 Iron founders and makers of steam engines, various kinds of machinery, and cannon [12]

See Bush and Beddoe

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Hereford Journal, 12th June 1788
  2. Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 10 March 1791
  3. Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, 4 October 1792
  4. [1] The Gentleman's Magazine Vol LXXX Part 2
  5. The London Gazette, 1823, p.1455
  6. Chilcott's New Guide to Bristol, Clifton and the Hotwells
  7. 'Shipbuilding in the Port of Bristol' by Grahame Farr: Maritime Monographs and Reports No. 27 - 1977: ISBN 0 905555 05 8
  8. Pigot’s Directory of Gloucestershire, 1830
  9. Dorset County Chronicle, 29 August 1833
  10. Gazette Issue 19146 published on the 15 April 1834. Page 4 of 16
  11. Gazette Issue 19660 published on the 2 October 1838. Page 6 of 16
  12. [2]Chilcott’s Descriptive History of Bristol, 4th edition, 1840